Concerned by the raging act of those he described as mischief makers against the Department of State Security (DSS), the Olowu of Kuta, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama (CON) has warned them to steer away from the activities of the DSS, saying the allegations and narrative peddled are unfounded and capable of affecting the morals of officers and rank and file.
The Olowu, in a statement issued on Sunday, said the news making the rounds that the Director-General of the DSS, Bichi, had siphoned money meant for the payment of the N35,000 wage award approved by President Bola Tinubu, is not only baseless but also ridiculous.
“It is a known fact that the DSS’s salary and allowances are special and can not be fully categorised as civil servants because the services are essential.
“It is also clear that the intention of the purveyors of the fake news is to cause disaffection between the officers and the DG,” he said.
Continuing, the Olowu said it is the prerogative of Mr President to chose who he want to work with as far as the DSS DG position is concerned and at any time mr president so desir, adding that the security of the country should be paramount now more than ever.
He advised: “this is the time for all and sundry to demonstrate our patriotism so that the country can overcome the economic challenges, adding that those behind the evil scheme should desist forthwith. With the little we know about the service Bichi does not take welfare packages of officers and personels for granted.
“That is why many operatives and stakeholders wish president Tinubu continuous retention of the DG. This narrative is dead on arrival because the Service has been enjoying series of packages even before president Tinubu comes on board.
“We have strong confidence in the pedigree of DG Yusufu magaji Bichi and the moral of the service personel and officers is as high as thier patriotic zeal. But no doubt moral of those seeking to be DG DSS might have been low because they thought the President can be stampeded into action.
God has time for everything.”